Tupelo fan club helps find Elvis movies

By M. Scott Morris

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Members of the Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club had future Elvis fans on their minds Monday.

“We’ve got to have the generations coming up to love Elvis like the rest of us do,” said Sara Palmer, club president.

With about 50 people looking on, the club donated $5,000 to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum’s education program, which is making two movies.

The first movie, “Dream to Dream,” had a budget of about $25,000 and is nearing completion.

“It will be shown to third-graders when they visit,” said Dick Guyton, executive director of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation.

“Dream to Dream” is meant to use Elvis’ life as a way to encourage young people to pursue their goals.

Guyton said filming on the second movie will begin in 12 to 16 months. It will be geared to sixth-graders, and will examine the positive and negative consequences of Elvis’ choices. The club raised the money for its donation through the sale of Elvis license plates, cookbooks and commemorative bricks that are installed around the Elvis statue at Fairpark.

Visit www.tupeloelvisfanclub.com to learn more.

scott.morris@journalinc.com